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SIU School of Medicine considering rural tract at Carbondale campus

The SIU School of Medicine is considering a new program that would create a “rural tract” for medical students with the aim of combating doctor shortages in rural Illinois. The Lincoln Scholars Program is still in development and will need appropriate approvals to proceed, according to spokeswoman Rikeesha Phelon. If approved, the program would accept […]

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Medical schools turn to fundraising to help students with debt

Medical schools are looking to fundraise and promote loan forgiveness programs to address their students’ burden of debt. Dr. Peter Buckley, dean of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, said during a panel discussion with other deans at the Medical College of Wisconsin Friday that they spend “a lot of time raising money” to […]

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